About Scholarship and Grants

The Foundation's decisions on grant awards each year are driven by a variety of variables and constraints. First, the Foundation is bound by the terms of each respective gift, whether by lifetime donation or by bequest. Undesignated gifts allow monies from them to be used in various ways as the needs of FUMC's ministries change. Other gifts are designated and are used as the donor provides.  Much of FUMC's most vital outreach is funded by such designated gifts — the church's Christian education program, the church's music program, student scholarships, and community and overseas ministries.

Second, disbursement decisions take into account specific funding requests received from committees, departments and staff members within the church, and from community and theological organizations outside the church. Not all of these requests can be granted but the disbursements committee reviews each carefully. Third, economic factors, the performance of the Foundation's stock as well as bond and real estate assets, and the amount of income received annually serve as positive or limiting factors on the amount of grants made in any given year.


SCHOLARSHIP application forms

  • First-time Scholarship Application [click]
  •  Scholarship Renewal Form [click]


  • Grant Request Form [click]

The Pasadena Methodist Foundation considers grant requests throughout the year on a rolling basis.  With the exception of education scholarship grant requests for which there is a separate process and form, there is no time frame set for response to any individual request.  Requests will be reviewed on a periodic basis as staffing and time permits.  The Foundation only considers requests that further the ministries and missions of First United Methodist Church of Pasadena.  If you would like to submit a request for funding, please use the form provided here, which can be submitted online or by printing a version and sending it via U.S. mail to the Foundation at 500 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101